Francis Kornegay is Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Dialogue at the University of South Africa and alumnus of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
He has Masters Degrees in African Studies from Howard University and in International Public Policy from the School ofAdvanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins. Kornegay served two stints in the US Congress as a professional staffer, among other things, developing financial sanctions legislation on South Africa.
He established the Research and Evaluation Unit for the African Development Foundation, an independent US agency. In South Africa, he served as the country director of the African-American Institute (AAI) and was involved in electoral support activities. Since then, among other things, he has focused on South-South co-operation issues on which he has written and published extensively. He managed a Ford Foundation-funded project on IBSA and has organised seminars on IBSA both in South Africa and India.
In Brazil, he presented a paper on South Africa as an emerging power and will present another on IBSA, BRIC and South-South co-operation at a Stellenbosch seminar in September 2010. In 2009, he authored the Global Insight on ‘South Africa’s South-South Dilemmas: Will a BRIC fall on IBSA.